The Humanity in Detachment

Since we first evolved the ability of cognitive thought, humanity has been on a quest to understand itself, our desires as much as our shortcomings shaping the cannon of what is modern psychology, the study of the human mind. Psychology, for the most part, exists to explain to us what goes wrong in the mind, … Continue reading

Myths and Modesty: the truth about victim blaming and female sexuality under patriarchy

Myths and Modesty: the truth about victim blaming and female sexuality under patriarchy

By Emily D. Irvine, 6-23-13 Women like sex. We truly do, and I certainly hope that by this point in modern human history, the fact that women like sex is not a shocking revelation. Do men want sex more than women? I firmly doubt it. Women are, however, capable of functioning for longer periods of … Continue reading

Marriage Equality in a (Surprisingly) Moderate Society: Reframing the Gay Marriage debate to show that Christians are not the Enemy

Marriage Equality in a (Surprisingly) Moderate Society: Reframing the Gay Marriage debate to show that Christians are not the Enemy

Our lives are shaped and defined by frames. As much as we may try to break the metaphorical molds that shape us, try as we might to continue to redefine our social boundaries with varying degrees of success, we are still all a product of cultural frame tales, the social narrative within a national narrative … Continue reading

Whale Wars: Direct Action vs. Diplomacy in the Southern Ocean

Whale Wars: Direct Action vs. Diplomacy in the Southern Ocean

By Emily D. Irvine: 1-18-13 I have always been drawn to topics of controversy. Not because I enjoy the controversial, nor because I feel a compelling need to incite social rebellion or verbal battles. Simply put, subjects that are “controversial” are merely subjects that have the potential to spark the most valuable conversation. Controversy arises … Continue reading